Hill Farm CL Site

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Summer holiday

On arrival the sun was out and our initial reaction to the site was wonderful. As we had booked by phone we were told which pitch to go on but on arrival, someone else was on it. No one came out to welcome us so we phoned. The owner said he would come right out but in actual fact we were kept waiting a good 5/10 minutes before Jaik appeared. He was extremely apologetic regards pitch 1 being occupied and offered us the grass pitch at the back of the site. We were really wanting a hard standing but proceeded with the grass pitch as it would allow us more room for our awning. Later on Jaik appeared with the information sheet and did answer our questions. The wooden toilet/shower block which also housed the bins, the washing machine and the chemical waste was basic to say the least. The shower was unpleasant with rust and was also chargeable which we decided not to use and used our own in the van. There was another toilet block which had a ladies and gents cubicle and urinals which meant that if you chose to lock the outer door, no-one else could access them, alternatively women could have the pleasure of seeing men standing at the urinals if they chose not to lock the outer door - not the best set up in my opinion. Also they were quite 'smelly'. I feel the site has the basis of being a wonderful little site as there is a lovely dog walk and the entire place is situated amongst beautiful countryside. A little TLC with some good cleaning and trimming of hedges and it would be perfect!

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Great site

We stayed for 2 nights in mid August. There are 5 generous pitches, 4 of which are hard standing. On arrival we called the owner Jaik who arrived promptly to welcome us and to give us a comprehensive information sheet about both the site and the surrounding area. This is exactly what is needed at any site. The surroundings are lovely and the facilities are good. There are clean toilets and a shower which was clean and hot if somewhat unusal! There is water and electricity on each pitch making life very easy. Jaik has obviously put a lot of thought and effort into the site and is just as obviously continuing to do so. It's a fantastic location from which to visit the delights of Suffolk. We intend to return again next year.

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One of the best!

Excellent well positioned site for visiting Suffolk coast. Easy to locate, well maintained, level, excellent facilities as described by the club details. Four of the five pitches are hardstanding (including road access to these pitches. At time of writing old site pictures don’t show this). Mr Campbell was a very friendly and helpful owner, who makes the effort to make this one the best CLs I have stayed on. Info sheet provided on arrival (pub and shop approx. 1 mile away, pebbly beach 4 miles), clean and accessible toilet emptying point, individual water taps, electrical hook up within easy reach and free Wi-Fi connectivity. Spent over a fortnight here, and never short of somewhere to visit!

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An excellent site

This is an excellent site with more facilities than any other Cl we have stayed on. The toilets and shower were super clean and the WiFi was free with a very good connection. The hardstanding was level and water and electricity was available at the pitch. The location is well placed for access to RSPB Minsmere. Mr Campbell was very helpful and welcomed us on arrival. We will definitely be using the CL again.
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Good neighbour

Grateful thanks to Jaik, who helped us out at short notice, when there was confusion regarding our booking at a nearby CL, meaning we had nowhere to stay for the night. He could not have been kinder, coming out to ensure we had everything we needed, connecting up an extra long power cable and restarting the router when the wifi wasn't working. Jaik is obviously working hard to improve the CL and he deserves lots of support. We'll definitely be back when we are in the area again.
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Prima verblijf!

Met veel plezier hebben we een aantal dagen op deze CL camping vertoefd. De informatie van de camping op internet is correct: keurige site, 4 plaatsen hard standing, 1 op gras. Het toilet gebouw oogt aan de buitenkant wat ouderwets, maar de douche en de wc erin zijn groot en goed onderhouden. Daarnaast staat er een wasmachine en is er de afvoer voor o.a. chemisch afval. Op 5 meter aftand op een naburig veldje ligt een tweede toiletgebouw. De camping is vlak en van de doorgaande weg makkelijk te bereiken. Een prima locatie om o.a. de concerten in Snape Maltings te bezoeken. De informatie die we bij aankomst ontvingen, was goed: een uitgebreide lijst met adressen en telefoonnummers van winkels, benzinepompen etc. Margo en George Will, Nederland

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Great stay!

With great pleasure we have spent a few days at this CL site. The information from the campsite on the internet is correct: neat site, 4 pitches hard standing, 1 on grass. The toilet building looks somewhat old-fashioned on the outside, but the shower and the toilet are large and well maintained. In addition, there is a washing machine and there is the drain for chemical waste. A second toilet block is located at a distance of 5 meters on a neighboring field. The site is level and easy to reach from the main road. A great location to visit the concerts in Snape Maltings. The information we received on arrival was good: an extensive list of addresses and phone numbers of shops, petrol pumps etc. Margo en George Will, The Netherlands

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A very nice site

My wife and I have just had 5 nights at this wonderful CL, Easy to find and access was equally easy. The owner Jaik has/ is busy putting in hardstandings and the one we were on was probably nigh on perfectly flat. Facilities are rustic but adequate and clean. We will definitely return.

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Worst site I have been on

Arrived on a Sunday during a wet week tried to reverse onto pitch , car sank into mud unhitched caravan owner put boards down for caravan to move on back on to pitch ,car had to be towed out of mud site should have been closed mud everywhere,made up roadway on site builders rubble dangerous to walk on plastic netting in ground trip hazard,would not recommend or return to this so called site Ken Widdowson

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Many thanks for your review. The CL owner has been in touch as they want to make sure everyone has a wonderful time on their site and are sorry that you experienced issues during your stay due to the very heavy rain that unfortunately caused issues on many sites. Since your visit, to make sure the same situation does not happen again, the CL Owner has recently added 4 hard standings and a longer hard surfaced driveway over the Hill Farm CL site to cope with anymore heavy rain periods, so the mud is no longer an issue. He has also removed the builders rubble and  the plastic netting. We hope this helps address your concerns and the CL owners are sorry that you won't be returning to them in the future.

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A very kind and accommodating host

It was lovely to stay on this site in early December. The site is very close to the A12, and so very easy to travel to and to find. The closeness of the road doesn't disturb the peace. There are beautiful sunsets to be seen from the site, and the remote location means that you can see a full sky of stars at night with no light pollution. All the facilities are here, a little basic, but all clean and all working. We were left to set up in peace, and a lovely welcome note was left to give us wifi codes, directions and everything else we might need. The site is within walking distance of some very good local pubs, and a short drive to the wonderful Dunwich beach. The site was a little wet, so when we came to leave, we found we were stuck. The owner Jaik couldn't have been more helpful. He towed the caravan, and then our car, onto the gravel access, so that we could get safely on our way. Weather is always a challenge when camping in Winter, but Jaik handled it all with such polite good humour.
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